Floyd Mayweather named highest paid entertainer
American boxer, Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer by Forbes on Monday. Floyd topped the 100 Highest Paid Entertainers list with $285 million earned.
Flyod’s earning was largely gained from his comeback fight win over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in August 2017.
The list also saw Oscar-winning actor, George Clooney take the number two spot with an estimated $239 million worth after selling the Casamigos tequila company he co-founded to British spirits company Diageo in June 2017. Forbes said the sale gave Clooney the best annual earnings of his 35-year career in film and television.
Kylie Jenner, who debuted on the list at number 59 last year, took the third spot with $166.5 million earned. With her booming cosmetics line, Forbes has said put the 20 year old on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in the United States.
The top 10 list is as follows:
1) Floyd Mayweather $285 million
2) George Clooney $239 million
3) Kylie Jenner $166.5 million
4) Judy Sheindlin $147 million
5) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson $124 million
6) U2 $118 million
7) Coldplay $115 million
8) Lionel Messi $111 million
9) Ed Sheeran $110 million
10) Cristiano Ronaldo $108 million